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Notes on Robert Wilson’s Snow On the Mesa

by Paddy Johnson on March 18, 2011
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What can a fine art critic say about dance? I’m not going to pretend I have much valuable to say about the craft itself — I know very little about the field — but from the perspective of someone who “looks” for a livingI was not without words for Robert Wilson’s Snow on the Mesa.

The opening night performance by The Martha Graham Dance company kicked off a week long look at the work of the choreographer and dancer Martha Graham (1894-1991) at The Rose Theater, Wilson’s work a portrait of the great artist. So what did I take home about Graham just from watching? A few notes from the performance, fleshed out from their original form.

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